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Old 11-15-2005, 18:01   #1 (permalink)
sugarmomma
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questions on an 82 302 engine

I need to know what the correct spark plug gap and ignition timing are for
a 1982 302 engine double barrell automatic tranny. I also need to know
if gas comming out of the top of the carborator would be a vacuum problem.

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Old 11-15-2005, 19:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: questions on an 82 302 engine

sugarmomma wrote:

> I need to know what the correct spark plug gap and ignition timing are for
> a 1982 302 engine double barrell automatic tranny. I also need to know
> if gas comming out of the top of the carborator would be a vacuum problem.
>


Gap .040

Timing - try 14 deg BTDC initial.

All this wil not help you until you change your timing chain. It's
jumped a few teeth.

Rob
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Old 11-15-2005, 19:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: questions on an 82 302 engine


"sugarmomma" <maubry@carolina.rr.com> wrote in message
news:25d5ea1acfb3a36d3499e6303f3cb82a@localhost.talkaboutautos.com...
>I need to know what the correct spark plug gap and ignition timing are for
> a 1982 302 engine double barrell automatic tranny. I also need to know
> if gas comming out of the top of the carborator would be a vacuum problem.
>


If gas is flowing out the vent stacks in the top of the carb, it's probably
either a stuck float valve or a saturated float that's not floating any
more.

SC Tom


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Old 11-15-2005, 20:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: questions on an 82 302 engine

0.045" for the plugs... ignition timing about 8 to 10 degrees with the
vacuum advance disconnected... there's either something caugh in the needle
and seat or the float is sunk.... probably time for a carb overhaul on
something this old anyway...


"sugarmomma" <maubry@carolina.rr.com> wrote in message
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> I need to know what the correct spark plug gap and ignition timing are for
> a 1982 302 engine double barrell automatic tranny. I also need to know
> if gas comming out of the top of the carborator would be a vacuum problem.
>



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